What Is the Normal Range of Chloride?

Chloride test is performed on a sample of blood to measure level of Chloride in blood. It is performed to confirm Heart Disorder and Kidney Disorder and also during treatment and after treatment of Heart Disorder and Kidney Disorder.

The normal result for Chloride is 96 – 106mEq/L for Unisex gender and for All age groups.

Chloride levels that are above normal can be due to:

  • medications that treat glaucoma
  • bromide poisoning
  • metabolic or renal acidosis, which occurs when your body produces too much acid or your kidneys don’t effectively remove acid from your body
  • respiratory alkalosis, which occurs when there are low levels of carbon dioxide in your blood
  • severe dehydration

Chloride levels that are below normal can be due to:

  • heart failure
  • dehydration
  • excessive sweating
  • excessive vomiting
  • metabolic alkalosis, which happens when your tissues are too basic (or alkaline)
  • respiratory acidosis, which happens when your lungs can’t remove enough carbon dioxide from your body
  • Addison’s disease, which happens when the adrenal glands that sit on top of your kidneys don’t make enough of the hormones you need to maintain a normal electrolyte balance

An abnormal level of chloride in your blood doesn’t necessarily mean you have a condition. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, there are multiple factors that can affect the level of chloride in your blood. Each lab that performs the test may use a different method, which could affect your test results.

Also, how much fluid you have in your system can also affect your results. For instance, a loss of fluid due to vomiting or diarrhea may lower your chloride levels. Speak with your doctor to determine if your test results indicate an issue.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.